Other Practice Areas

Business Litigation

The outcome of a commercial lawsuit can make or break a business. I have the skills and experience to handle high-stakes business litigation. The firm handles the following types of business cases:

Contract disputes

Contracts are the backbone of virtually every business relationship. A well-drafted contract should clarify each party’s rights, duties and remedies. When one party does not abide by the terms and conditions of an agreement, the other party may face catastrophic losses. If you or your company face the prospect of severe financial hardship due to a breach of a contract, you need an attorney who is able to offer innovative, aggressive legal representation. I have represented businesses of all sizes in breach of contract litigation for many years. Litigation is the primary focus of our law firm. If the future of your company is at stake, I would like to have the opportunity to represent you.

Partnership disputes

A “business divorce” can be a contentious, high-stakes dispute. If you are embroiled in a partnership dispute that threatens your investment, a lawyer can be crucial in helping you resolve this conflict on favorable terms. I have successfully resolved many business disputes.

Insurance litigation

I represent policyholders and insureds in suits seeking to have insurance companies honor their insurance agreements and fulfill their duties to defend and/or to indemnify their insureds for losses, expenses, and costs incurred by the policyholders and insureds.

Construction litigation

It is not uncommon for construction projects to lead to disputes between builders, landowners and/or subcontractors. In such cases, the legal counsel of a construction attorney can make all the difference in attaining the successful completion of a project or the recovery of appropriate compensation. If you are involved in a construction lawsuit or dispute, call on Borsellino, P.C. to protect your rights.

Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

Texas law provides for a wrongful death action to recover damages for the loss of a family member. Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to protect the rights of the surviving family members – the spouse, children, and parents.

A person is liable for damages arising from an injury that causes an individual’s death if the injury was caused by the person’s or his agent’s wrongful act, neglect, or carelessness. Monetary damages that are recoverable in a wrongful death suit may include: (1) loss for the income, maintenance, support, and other contributions of value that the beneficiaries would have received from the deceased during his or her lifetime; (2) loss of companionship; and (3) mental anguish.

When a death is caused by the intentional act or omission or gross negligence of the defendant, punitive damages may be recovered, in addition to the actual damages mentioned above.

Workplace Injuries

Worksites involving the use of heavy equipment and machinery and hazardous chemicals are often dangerous places for the employees who use them. Each year there are more than one million workplace accidents across the country. These accidents are often the result of hazardous conditions, unsafe or defective equipment, or inadequate training. Unfortunately, such accidents often result in serious injuries or even death. The employer and its insurance company have an interest in minimizing the compensation received by an injured employee. An employee who is injured on the job needs an advocate on his side to advise him of his legal rights and remedies. If you are injured on the job and want to determine whether you are entitled to monetary compensation, call me for a free initial consultation.

Auto and Trucking Accidents

An auto accident can have serious consequences on a person’s health and ability to earn a living. Evidence that would determine who was at fault is often lost or destroyed in the days and weeks following an accident. Thus, it is important that the victim of a car accident consult with an attorney to determine the appropriate steps that should be taken to preserve such evidence and protect their rights. I aggressively represent the victims of serious motor vehicle accidents to ensure that their rights are protected.

Employment Law

I represent employees and employers in employment-related matters and litigation, including claims for:

• Unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), both on an individual basis as well as collective actions.  For a general overview of Texas unpaid overtime law, see my blog post here.

• Retaliation for filing a worker’s compensation claim.  For a general overtime of Texas worker’s compensation retaliation law, see my blog post here.

• Violations of covenants not to compete, nondisclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, and common law duties of employees, partners, and fiduciaries

• Theft of trade secrets

 

*Josh Borsellino is only licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. He is not licensed to practice law in any other state, nor is he certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.